- Coulehan, Jack
- Date of entry: May-09-1995
This 16 line poem describes a nearly-blind woman sitting at a table at a party: "she seemed to hold her cup / a little differently . . . . " Afterward, she gets up slowly and follows the others "through many rooms (they talked and laughed)," but she moves far behind the others, "absorbed, like someone who will soon / have to sing before a large assembly . . . . "
First published: 1908. Translated by Stephen Mitchell.
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke